Strategic Partnership: National Round Table Workshop in Amman, October 20, 2011

Film and audiovisual in the Southern Mediterranean: key challenges in focus

Programme Activities, Euromed Audiovisual News, Jordan

International co-production, professional training, distribution and marketing of films, national and regional funding, the fight against piracy...
all major challenges for the film and audiovisual sector in the Mediterranean, which were at the heart of a debate organised by the Euromed Audiovisual III programme and the Delegation of the European Union in Amman, October 20.

Strategic Partnership: National Round Table Workshop in Amman, October 20, 2011

Opening speech by the Head of Delegation/EU Ambassador to Jordan,
Mrs. Joanna Wronecka

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The round table consultation – the second of a series across the region – brought together Jordanian film professionals, aiming to determine the industry’s needs and expectations, and to identify, together with other players and contributors in the sector, the answers that the European Union could provide within the scope of this cooperation programme.

At today’s round table, Jordanian representatives of televisions, producers, directors, distributors, presidents of film associations, film schools representatives, organizers of film festivals, together with the experts of the Euromed Audiovisual Programme, discussed the following topics:

  • funding for films and audiovisual works - from development to post-production
  • the status of production companies as a creative SMEs - need for full recognition
  • commercial exhibition of film and audiovisual works - a doubtful battle

This is the second of a series of national round table workshops to be organised in the region by the Capacity Development Support Unit (CDSU) of the Euromed Audiovisual III Programme. The first round table workshop took place in Alger on 17 October.

These exchanges will help determine the priorities and actions that are to be undertaken in this sector as part of Euromed Audiovisual.

The Euromed Audiovisual regional programme has entered its third phase of activity and dedicates €4.5 million to strategic activities meant to strengthen the film and audiovisual sector in the South Mediterranean countries.

This strategic development covers various aspects identified as priorities, from training professionals - especially for international co-production, film and television archives, distribution and exhibition, while at the same time encouraging the creation of funds to support regional and national cinema, to fighting against piracy. All these measures are meant to help the professionals from the South Mediterranean region to grow to be emerging and preferred partners for their European counterparts.

National Round Table Workshops in the South Mediterranean Countries

Strategic Partnership: National Round Table Workshop in Amman, October 20, 2011

Group photo of participants from the Jordanian Round Table Workshop

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